City, University of London

City, University of London

Law (GDL)

The course allows students to gain a good foundation in law and fast-track their legal career. Students benefit from the expertise of academic staff at The City Law School, as well as that of leading visiting lecturers and speakers from the legal profession.The course at City covers the seven core foundation subjects that are prerequisites for taking the professional examinations. The introduction to the Legal Ethics module, which unique to City, also allows you to reflect on the ethical challenges that you might encounter as a lawyer in practice.

Entry requirements

A degree (in any subject), of at least an upper second class honours standard, conferred by a university in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland or by the Council for National Academic Awards. Or, an approved degree conferred by a university outside the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and a very good knowledge of the English language.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written examinations held at the end of the course; formative coursework given throughout the year will help to prepare you for these examinations. You will be awarded the University's Graduate Diploma in Law upon successful completion of coursework and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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Key information

The City Law School
Telephone number: 
020 7040 8761